Christmas break can seem long and lengthy for parents. Especially because with the change in routine, the crying and screaming usually commence.
Well, at our house we added in the stomach flu and some fevers into the mix. Now, on day 3, we are experiencing some really fun moments.
The kids are still trying to figure out our new routine and schedule but the crying is becoming less and the coloring and drawing are happening more.
As a teacher, I love the down time from work. I still bought some border for my bulletin board. I am still doing some planning and organizing. I am still using Pinterest to look up ideas but, there is no hurry or rush. It is fun to do when I am not having a time crunch.
As a mom, every morning #thecaboose, asks me to stay home from work. Now, I can say “Okay”. He is so happy and so am I. No rushing and quickly getting up in the mornings. The break is so needed. I love the cuddles, the movies, the laughter and yes even the fighting. It does get tiring and frustrating hearing it a lot. But, it also means my kids are alive and well.
So…today is day 3 of break. Now, is when it feels like it is going way. to. fast.
Thanks to my amazing husband, the presents are bought and wrapped. He has done it all and there is nothing to do before Christmas except anticipate and relax. (and hope for some snow)